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3,311 39,664 New to Rock Tumbling and to the forum
by vegasjames
Sept 28, 2023 22:08:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing - 1 Viewing

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244 2,177 How to upload a pdf ?
by Tommy
Sept 27, 2023 13:29:27 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 29 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

Sub-board: Rock Tumbling Tutorials

5,978 75,196 Fast Rock Tumbling Process
by ctxtumblebug
Sept 29, 2023 1:39:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 11 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

4,114 56,514 Snakes and Stones
by lordsorril
Sept 28, 2023 19:06:28 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 23 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

Sub-board: Creating Cabochons Tutorials

12,122 163,459 How long does it take to make a cab?
by tims
Sept 28, 2023 22:11:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 14 Viewing

Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

Sub-board: Wire Wrapping Tutorials

5,135 65,914 September Wrapper's Challenge
by liveoak
Sept 27, 2023 18:54:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 6 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

Sub-board: Metal Smithing Tutorials

1,073 15,050 new earring
by rockbrain
Sept 9, 2023 16:48:36 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving - 1 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

Sub-board: Rock Carving Tutorials

367 5,105 Sources for Carving Material?
by calybos
Sept 1, 2023 15:37:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Special Creations (intarsia, glass, metal, etc.) - 8 Viewing

Show off your special projects, or finished pieces you created using alternative methods or materials, as you expand your creativity beyond simple lapidary

1,689 25,437 Medieval Fair Clay and Tumbleds Sculptures
by realrockhound
Sept 26, 2023 15:30:15 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones - 1 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

118 1,673 Here’s my lame attempt at faceting
by pauls
Jul 22, 2023 1:42:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making - 4 Viewing

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

174 2,897 How to make an egg?
by stardiamond
Sept 13, 2023 20:42:37 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information - 3 Viewing

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

827 5,934 Where Are We?
by wargrafix
Sept 29, 2023 4:05:05 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 9 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

Sub-board: Other Articles and Tutorials

13,896 151,881 Dan Hurd needs help.
by Currently Rockhounding
Sept 28, 2023 19:14:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 6 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,460 66,842 Tales from the junk pile. (Morrisonite)
by liveoak
Sept 28, 2023 6:27:13 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 11 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


2,314 27,784 18" Royal blade issue or is it feed speed?
by vwfence
Sept 29, 2023 0:48:16 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Specimens and Themed Threads - 12 Viewing

Show us your rock specimens that are destined for a display case, or take part in our shared theme threads such as the very popular Thunderegg Thursdays, and Coprolite. Start one of your own and lets see if it grows.

3,621 45,989 COPROLITE
by RWA3006
Sept 28, 2023 18:06:31 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 6 Viewing

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,223 13,486 Help ID Osceola County, MI fossils
by intheriveragain
Sept 11, 2023 20:21:25 GMT -5
No New Posts The Meteorites Board

The meteorite board is a gathering space where meteorite enthusiasts, collectors, researchers, and artists engage in discussions, share knowledge, and showcase their passion for these extraterrestrial relics. Through a dynamic array of threads, members exchange insights on meteorite identification, classification, scientific research, creative applications, and collecting experiences.

31 275 NASA's Lander Detects Stunning Meteoroid Impact on Mars
by vegasjames
Sept 12, 2023 7:59:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 8 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

3,354 28,263 Chert?
by rmf
Sept 28, 2023 15:09:40 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,981 137,498 Südtiroler Ritterspiele 2023
by liveoak
Sept 28, 2023 21:23:53 GMT -5
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Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

814 29,445 *~ NOW OPEN ~* Cab Contest, Sep 2023 - Theme: Autumn Color
by Rockoonz
Sept 28, 2023 19:21:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 22 Viewing

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

3,017 35,950 Yellowstone river 2023
by lunker
Sept 27, 2023 22:22:38 GMT -5
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Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,401 11,790 Anyone buy from CopperBrookFarms on Etsy?
by pebblesky
Sept 28, 2023 17:54:21 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 8 Viewing

Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

3,763 32,397 Yet another box off of the table in the back yard. Vid box 3
by Mark K
Sept 28, 2023 20:35:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 26 Viewing

Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

12,576 180,520 Music Thread
by parfive
Sept 29, 2023 1:44:56 GMT -5


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1dave: Too late , I dun learned it not to mess with me. Poured gasoline all over it and set it ablaze. It'll start right off next time or I'll get angry. Sept 23, 2023 1:38:01 GMT -5
parfive: 2:50 am ding ding it’s official got yer leaf rakes handy? Sept 23, 2023 1:56:42 GMT -5
Wooferhound: Appears I've been Pulled Off the Rug again Sept 23, 2023 11:42:04 GMT -5
1dave: I never argue. I just explain why i am right. Sept 23, 2023 15:16:57 GMT -5
rickb: Have a nice fall Sept 23, 2023 15:53:12 GMT -5
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1dave: Do you fully believe in Rascalism? Sept 24, 2023 15:10:38 GMT -5
texhex: Hands up and step away from the rocks !!!! Sept 24, 2023 16:29:02 GMT -5
rickb: Keep yer hands off my rocks pardner Sept 24, 2023 17:10:23 GMT -5
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dillonf: Never touch another man's rocks! Sept 24, 2023 20:51:47 GMT -5
rickb: (wise) X - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's rocks Sept 26, 2023 8:21:10 GMT -5 *
Wooferhound: Hey ... now there's 3 rocks missing Sept 26, 2023 10:22:52 GMT -5
rickb: How many pounds of rocks and minerals will you use in your lifetime? Sept 26, 2023 15:32:38 GMT -5
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